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Gone with the Wind
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  • Then you married and wore dull-colored dresses and had babies that ruined your waist line and sat in corners at dances with other sober matrons and only emerged to dance with your husband or with old gentlemen who stepped on your feet.
  • Many men, thinking soberly of General Lee’s words and example, wished to take the oath, become citizens again and forget the past.

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  • The group had two hours to wait between trains and, as it was taxing the diplomacy of the sober members of the party to keep the Fontaines from fighting each other and perfect strangers in the depot, Ashley brought them all home to Aunt Pittypat’s.
  • He turned his mild sober gaze on her for a moment.
  • He gave up high-stake card games and stayed comparatively sober.
  • It had been years since he had chosen to do this but he did it now, putting on gravity and charm, even as he put on waistcoats of more sober hues.
  • "Then," said Scarlett acidly, "if you intend to play nursemaid, you might try coming home nights and sober too, for a change."
  • He came home sober too, but that was none of Scarlett’s doing.
  • He was freshly barbered, shaved and massaged and he was sober, but his eyes were bloodshot and his face puffy from drink.
  • He was sober and quiet and preoccupied.

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  • Rhett was out late many nights but he came home sober on these nights.
  • Thank God, he was sober! She pulled open the door, holding herself back from running to him.
  • When she thought of meeting him again, face to face in the sober light of day, a nervous tingling embarrassment that carried with it an exciting pleasure enveloped her.
  • This was a more sober heartfelt joy, a deep-souled feeling of thanksgiving, and the churches were filled as ministers reverently thanked God for the deliverance of the state.
  • When Rhett told her with the proper sober mien that he was moved to contribute by the memories of former comrades in arms, braver than he but less fortunate, who now lay in unmarked graves, Mrs. Elsing’s aristocratic jaw dropped.
  • Maybe not but they’ve got a heap of pride," said Tommy soberly.

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as in: Talk to me when your sober. Define
not under the influence of alcohol
as in: a sobering thought Define
serious; or making one serious or calm
as in: I need to sober up. Define
to become less drunk
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